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The Backyard

6566 Front St, Forestville, CA 95436
1+707 820-8445
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good35%
  • Average17%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible0%
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“fried chicken” (15 reviews)
“onion rings” (9 reviews)
“flatbread” (8 reviews)
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American, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
6566 Front St, Forestville, CA 95436
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Good atmosphere, nice patio with huge tree, and the halibut was just super, very tasteful. My partner had the fried chicken, kale and biscuit, which was also very tasty. The warm strawberries with chocolate and ice cream topped it off. I usually don't need desserts,...More

Thank Marleybranco
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not a great meal and a bit expensive. I had been looking forward to this on mother's day but was disappointed. I had to send the chicken back (undercooked) but they did make it right by crediting the bill. Had reservations but had to sit...More

Thank Oaklandgal65
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

We went for dinner at 6 pm and enjoyed the local musician. Service was friendly and the signature fried chicken was quite good - very generous portion size. The low ceiling and hard surfaces make the room quite noisy and our dining experience was marred...More

Thank Freqflye
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Eclectic (if a bit too noisy) ambiance and cuisine, very local farm-to-table and chef-owned. Great personable service - particularly the young hostess - and LOVE the fried chicken dinner and its seasonally-changing accompaniments!

Thank lynnkira
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Omg! Gotta go there! The gumbo was practically a religious experience! The salad dressing was perfect, lemony perfect. Friendly staff. Lovely space. I was impressed. Wish I could just eat there everyday! Total yum!

Thank Sara C
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Enjoyed lunch with a friend yesterday. She had the buttermilk fried chicken sandwich, and I had the smoked portobello mushroom reuben sandwich. Both were very good. The potato salad side, and the beet/carrot ferment was good also! The only thing that consistently bothers me about...More

Thank ShawnaLeah
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Have been there for lunch and dinner. Never had a bad experience, no matter how busy they were. Friendly staff.

Thank Jim S
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

The Backyard is always a treat. The food is delicious, organic and local. The service is friendly and professional. I'm not a wine drinker but my friend was helped in picking out a stellar choice. In warm weather the front patio garden is the place...More

Thank John O
Reviewed 9 January 2017

We shared a bunch of appetizers. The kale salad had a creamy dressing that was delicious as well as light - hard to do with a creamy dressing. The food was scrumptious and fresh, and it was nice to know most of it was sourced...More

Thank Lisa H
Reviewed 6 January 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner, including the terrific local Barbera wine. The place has a very friendly vibe--nice people seated beside us made thoughtful recommendations of what they were enjoying. The waiter was more than helpful, and they didn't rush us in the least. The...More

Thank Nickbarkin
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Parking Available
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Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6566 Front St, Forestville, CA 95436
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sonoma County  >  Forestville
  • Phone Number: 1+707 820-8445